Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
- - Date of Birth: 06 December, 1945
- - Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab
- - Occupation: Director and producer
- - Father: Kulbhushan Kapur, doctor
- - Mother: Sheel Kanta, journalist
- - Spouse: Suchtra Krishnamurthy, singer & actress (Divorced)
- - Daughter: Kaveri
- - Schooling: Modern School, New Delhi and Doon school.Graduated from St Stephen's College
- - Qualification: Charted Accountant
- - Major Film Genres: Historical Film, Drama
Kapur formed Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation an entertainment company in 2006 which focused on creating new stories and characters for a global audience.
Kapur also provided the voice of Mahatma Gandhi in the Charkha Audio books title of 'The Story of My Experiments with Truth -autobiography of M.K. Gandhi'.
Film Career (Filmography)
- - Upcoming Movies: I Love You
- - Directorial debut Film: Masoom (1983)
List of Films by Shekhar Kapoor
Director: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), The Four Feathers (2002), Elizabeth (1998), Dushmani (1996), Bandit Queen (1995), Mr. India (1987), Masoom (1983)
Producer: The Guru (2003), Dil Se (1998)
Atlantic Film Festival
Won International Award in 1998 for Best International Feature Film or Video for Elizabeth (1998)
Australian Film Institute
- - Nominated in 1999 for Best Foreign Film Award for Elizabeth (1998)
- - Shared with: Alison Owen (producer), Tim Bevan (producer), Eric Fellner (producer)
- - Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
- - Winner of Special Award for Outstanding Indian Achievement in World Cinema in 2000.
- - Nominated for Direction in 1999 for David Lean Award for the film Elizabeth (1998).
- - Nominated for Bodil award in the year 2000 for Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film) for Elizabeth (1998)
- - Won Special Award in the year 1999.
- - Won Filmfare Award in the caregory of Best Director for Bandit Queen (1994) in 1997.
- - Received Filmfare Award in 1995 for Best Film - Critics for Bandit Queen (1994)
- - Won Filmfare Award in 1983 for Best Film - Critics for the film Masoom (1983).
Golden Globes, USA
- - Nominated in 1999 for Golden Globe award in the category Best Director for Elizabeth (1998).
- - Guild of German Art House Cinemas
- - 1999 Won Guild Film Award - Silver in 1999 for Foreign Film (Auslndischer Film) for Elizabeth (1998).
National Board of Review, USA
- - Won Best Director NBR Award in 1998 for Elizabeth (1998).
In 2000, he received the state honour, Padma Shri.
- - Nominated for Golden Satellite Award in 1999 in the category of Best Director for Elizabeth (1998).